GLOBAL CHAMPAGNE DAY: Champagne Tips

This year, World Champagne Day will be celebrated on October 23rd. Plan ahead if you’re planning to celebrate! Although New Year’s Eve is more than two-and-a-half months away, we can’t object to another “official” occasion to drink champagne. First, an important thing to know: Champagne only refers to the sparkling wines of the Champagne region…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mionetto Prosecco For Halloween

[1] Ready for Halloween drinking or gifting. This is the traditional bottle shape for all Proseccos (photos #1 and #2 courtesy Mionetto). [2] If you want the smaller size for gifts or party favors, visit your retailer sooner rather than later. They may have to be ordered from the distributor. [3] Toast to Halloween (photo…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Yellow Tail Sparkling Rosé

If you’re buying sparkling wine for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, you may be tempted to buy Champagne. But unless your guests are wine connoisseurs, you can have just as pleasant an experience with other sparkling wines, for a third to half of the price of the least expensive bottle of Champagne. Champagne is a…
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GIFTS: Wine & Spirits

Liquor stores are filled with gift sets and specials for holiday gifting. Champagnes packaged with flutes, Cognacs with snifters, tasting kits (a box of smaller bottles of different expressions), “keeper” bottles with holiday designs and limited editions (Absolut Electrik, anyone?) all vie for your attention. We received scores of pitches, but here’s what caught our…
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